WASHINGTON (January 21, 2016) –The U.S. Court of Appeals today rejected a stay requested by opponents seeking to block implementation of the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan, which will cut dangerous carbon pollution from America’s power plants.
Following is a statement from David Doniger, director of the Climate and Clean Air Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council:
“This is a huge win for protecting our health and climate from dangerous carbon pollution. The Court has brushed aside the polluters’ bogus bid to block the Clean Power Plan, and the electricity sector will continue the shift from its high-pollution, dirty-fueled past to a safer, cleaner-powered future.
“The decision greenlights work that most states have already begun to put the Clean Power Plan into action, and signals to others that there is no excuse for holding back on implementation. Cutting the largest source of carbon pollution fueling climate change should be Job One.”